COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said that running back Wes Brown is performing well and that the team is "moving forward" following a report that the player told police he drove a car involved in a shooting.
"The university handled all of that. They did a thorough investigation and we’re just moving forward," Edsall said after practice Thursday, his first public comments about Brown since the Baltimore Sun report earlier this month.
Court documents show that Brown told police he drove a vehicle involved in the shooting last June at a birthday party for an alleged high-ranking gang leader. Police seized a loaded handgun, a bag of ammunition and drug paraphernalia during a search of Brown's campus apartment last summer, according to documents.
Brown is returning this spring from a university-imposed suspension that caused him to miss all of his sophomore season.
Edsall's comments Monday were similar to a university statement on March 10 that the school fully investigated Brown "in cooperation with law enforcement officials" last summer before deciding to suspend him.
Brown has been practicing with the team and will be vying for playing time with juniors Brandon Ross and Albert Reid, among others.
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